Man arrested for stealing Bryan Cranston's copy of "Breaking Bad" script

The document remains missing, however

By Prachi Gupta

Published March 26, 2013 3:22PM (EDT)

On March 1, "Breaking Bad" star Bryan Cranston reported that someone broke into his car at Sandia Peak, N.M. in December, stealing a bag that held an iPad and a copy of a season five script of "Breaking Bad"--the hit show's final season.

On Saturday, New Mexico authorities arrested Xavier McAfee for the crime. From ABC, who obtained the criminal complaint from the police:

" 'The criminal complaint revealed how one of Cranston’s employees, Taryn Feingold, was contacted by a confidential informant. The informant detailed to Feingold, and later the Sheriff’s Office, about overhearing a man at a local bar bragging about how he broke into a vehicle in the Sandia Mountain Range. He then showed his friends at the bar 'some type of laptop or iPad,' the complaint read, while 'describing how he also had a script from the ‘Breaking Bad’ series.' "

However, police have not recovered a copy of the script, so let's hope that no spoilers come out before the last half of season five premieres this summer.


Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at

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